Brewery Bits

Abbeydale Brewery normally host Funkfest at the brewery in September, showcasing beers from their “Funk Dungeon” project along with other sour and mixed fermentation beers from guest brewers. With the Covid pandemic this hasn’t been possible, so they are taking it to people’s homes with limited edition Funkfest beer packs available to order from their website from 5th October and local bottle shops selling suggested guest beers. This will run alongside online tutored tastings and video tours of the brewery over the weekend of 30th October to 1st November!

Neepsend Brew Co have brought back a tweaked version of one of the beers from their back catalogue, Tabaldak is a New England style beer brewed with plenty of oats, wheat & dextrin malts and big flameout and dry hop additions.

Thornbridge Brewery are celebrating Jaipur IPA’s 15th anniversary with a special dry hopped edition, the return of Jaipur X and a gift pack available to order online.

Little Mesters is the new brewing company that have taken over the brewery attached to Mitchells Wines shop at Meadowhead, along with the upstairs tap room. Check out their Facebook page at


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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